Congrats to all those Miami Marathon Runners....you did it! All of your hard work paid off, and now it's time to show off your bling.
This week brings several runners (including myself) to Celebration to run either the Celebration Half or the Celebration Full Marathon. For the rest of you, you should have incredible weather this Saturday. I know many of you are tapering for The Sarasota Music Half Marathon the following week. Enjoy a nice relaxing run in amazing weather.
Just a reminder for any of you that live in South Tampa, Saturday is Gasparilla (which is why I am doing my traditional "Escape Gasparilla Disney Trip/ Celebration Half Marathon") The roads begin to close EARLY. Be prepared to find another route to Temple Terrace if you plan to run before taking in the invasion.
Everyone mark your calendars for our End of the Year Parking Lot Party, which will be in the Temple Terrace Elementary School parking lot immediately following our Saturday group run on February 27th.....which is also the last day of our "Official" training season.. We will have refreshments and a couple giveaways....everyone be sure to bring your 2015 bling to share with the group. This is a very casual gathering, so there is no need to change out of your running clothes and get fancy.
World traveler Janie is in Germany right now attending a wedding, but when she returns, she will be posting our February Monthly Social Event. We hope you can join us for our final Event of the season on Leap Day, February 29th. We will be running the Leap Year Run in Cotanchobee Park in Downtown Tampa and then we will grab some nearby drinks and/or dinner.
From the Race Director, our own Sandi Lake:
It's Leap Year! What will you do on your extra Day?!
The scenic course starts/ends in Cotanchobee Park in downtown Tampa on Monday, 2/29/16 at 6:30pm. In staying with the theme, the course is 2.29 miles and offers participants the opportunity to run it twice if they want 4+ miles. It is dog friendly (4 years--4 legs!) We will have a timing clock but the event will not be chip timed. Registration includes a unisex tech shirt, a dog tag style finisher medal for the dogs and any participant that "leaps" over the finish line!
Register before 1/31/16 for $22.90! Registration increases to $29 on 2/1/16.